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Joe Torre: A Hall of Fame tribute

Updated: July 25, 2014, 5:54 PM ET
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TORRE'S STEADY LEADERSHIP

George Steinbrenner was frantic after the Yankees lost the first two games of the 1996 World Series, until manager Joe Torre assured him that they would win Game 3 and come back to win the title. Steinbrenner cited this conversation for the rest of his life as an example of Torre's steady leadership, but Torre once smiled and admitted his prediction wasn't really that bold. If he had been wrong, he probably would've been fired like so many of his predecessors.

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